August 2013

MDS Website News

Dystonia First Reported in 1911

The clinical features of dystonia were first reported in detail in 1911, when Oppehneim and Flatau and Sterling described some Jewish children affected by a syndrome that was retrospectively considered to represent familial cases of DYT1 dystonia.

Read the entire article contributed by MDS member Prof.  Prof. Alberto Albanese, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Istituto Neurologico C. Besta in Milan, Italy. 

Read more about dystonia here.


Podcasts Offer Easy Listening
to Journal Abstracts

Too busy to read through the abstracts in your Journal? Take a break and listen to them instead.

Visit the Society's Journal Podcast section on the website to select podcasts from 2012 and 2013 issues of the Movement Disorders Journal.

You may download an individual abstract or the entire collection. Podcasts can also be accessed from iTunes by searching "Movement Disorder Society."

Journal Articles Now on MDS Website

We encourage you to browse the homepage to find relevant articles from the Movement Disorders Journal.

In this edition, the Journal Featured Article is "Changes in Endolysosomal Enzyme Activities in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients With Parkinson’s Disease" by Karin D. van Dijk, MD, and colleagues.

The topic of this edition's Clinical Vignette and Commentary is "Progressive Dystonia in Mohr-Tranebjaerg Syndrome With Cochlear Implant and Deep Brain Stimulation" by Laura Cif, MD, PhD and colleagues. (Members Only)

Finally, be sure to weigh in with your thoughts in the discussion forum of the Journal article, "Risk factors for hallucinations in Parkinson's disease: Results from a large prospective cohort study" by Kangdi Zhu, BSc and colleagues.

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